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uhn der stand

  • v  know and comprehend the nature or meaning of
    She did not understand her husband
    I understand what she means
  • v  perceive (an idea or situation) mentally
    I don't understand the idea
  • v  make sense of a language
    She understands French
  • v  believe to be the case
    I understand you have no previous experience?
  • v  be understanding of
    You don't need to explain--I understand!

  • In this PTI video essay, Ze Frank tries to understand and explain the health care debate.
  • Mainstream America has shown little understanding lately of the patriotism that a lot of black people practice.
  • Which I can understand not wanting, no doubt they are stressful.
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  • icandrive.ca Provides Tips to Understand the Top Factors That Affect Car Insurance Premiums
    Car insurance premiums are calculated using a wide range of factors, but there are a few major ones that will play the biggest role in determining how much drivers pay. When it comes to their car insurance quotes Ontario drivers should review these tips to understand the rating process for premiums. (PRWeb June 19, 2013) Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2013/6/prweb10844484 ...
    June 19, 2013 - PRWeb
  • Goodbye Static Web: D.C. Startup Looks To Customize The Internet
    Persuasion is all about context. In order to convince you to do something I need to understand your motivations. To understand your motivations, I need to understand your history—how you got here, what decisions you've made in that past.
    June 19, 2013 - Forbes
  • I Will Never Understand You, Mr. Banana Hammock Mechanic
    Dear near-naked banana hammock mechanic, I will never understand why you take and angle grinder and, in a shower of sparks over your bare body, remove the back end of this car's exhaust pipe. Why would you just take off the end of a car's exhaust? How did you get your hair to look so cool? Perhaps more importantly, why are you not wearing any clothes? (Hat tip to Tiny Toy Viper !)
    June 17, 2013 - Jalopnik

  • Barack Obama in Newsweek
    I understand how easy it is for this town to become consumed in the game of politics, to turn every issue into a running tally of who's up and who's down,Obama said in his opening remarks.
  • Vladimir Putin in National
    I understand that back home police are putting people in prison,Mr Putin said after a meeting with Bill Clinton in Moscow, drawing a laugh from his American guest. "That's their job. I'm counting on the fact that the positive trend seen in...

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